MORRISVILLE – Lenovo, the world’s top computer seller, has unveiled two new devices, including what it calls the world’s first foldable PC.
The first is the ThinkPad X1 Nano — what it calls “the lightest ThinkPad ever” at just 1.99 pounds. It is expected to be available in late 2020 and prices start from $1,599.
“It delivers one of the most complete ultralight laptop packages today with supreme performance, displays, sound and security,” Lenovo said in the announcement.
The second product is the world’s first foldable PC7, ThinkPad X1 Fold.
“What if the one thing on a laptop that could never bend suddenly could?”
That’s the question which led to the Fold’s creation.
Five years in the making, Lenovo believes the Fold will usher in a whole new computing category and “redefine how we think of and use devices.”
It is currently available to pre-order now with prices starting at $2,499.
“We are excited to bring to market not just one, but two incredible devices that are going to reshape users’ experience while working from home, the office and anywhere in between,” said Christian Teismann, president commercial PC and smart devices business, in a statement. “Providing users with the pioneering audio/video screen experience, always on 5G connectivity, ultra-light and ultra-mobile products for a new hybrid working world, is something we are proud of.”
Added Gregory Bryant, Intel executive vice president and general manager of the Client Computing Group: “We are building on our history of co-engineering with Lenovo to drive innovation and deliver new PC experiences to market. The ThinkPad X1 Nano and ThinkPad X1 Fold, both made possible by the Project Athena innovation program, exemplify our commitment to PC innovation and delivering the best laptop experiences for getting things done.”
Lenovo operates one of its two global headquarters in Morrisville and maintains several other facilities in the Triangle.